K. Nishinari*, M. Takemasa, K. Yamatoya, M. Shirakawa

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The origin, production, properties and application of tamarind seed xyloglucan (TSX) are described. TSX has been used as a thickener and stabilizer, gelling agent, ice-crystal stabilizer, starch modifier in food and related industries. Interaction of TSX with sugars, polyols, polyphenols, and other polysaccharides has been described because it is important both for scientific and industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Hydrocolloids: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9781845695873, 9781845694142
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 28
Externally publishedYes


  • Synergistic interaction
  • Tamarind seed
  • Xyloglucan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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